[News-Heads]

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[VO-NAT]

He's already behind bars for murder, now a judge decides how much longer Melvin Easter will stay in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And an argument turns to gunfire near Roanoke's Valley View Mall.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]

Hazy and humid this afternoon with a chance for a few scattered thunderstorms. I'll have your forecast
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[ANCHOR=KIM 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[Mall-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 :12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Shots rang out in the parking lot of a store near Valley View mall this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say around 11 o'clock two men got into an argument while driving on Valley View Boulevard. The two then pulled into the Big and Tall Casual Male parking lot, when one of them started shooting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 15:31:29]
[IN Q=The victim was not...]

((THE VICTIM WAS NOT HIT, HIS VEHICLE WAS HIT. HE WAS NOT HIT, HE WAS NOT INJURED, AND THE SUSPECT FLED THE SCENE AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIM AT THIS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokeswoman; ]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=at this time.]
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[VO-NAT]

The victim fled to a nearby restaraunt where he called police. Police say the two men knew each other.
So far, no charges have been filed.
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[Easter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-23 ]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon]

Convicted killer Melvin Easter has had ten years tacked onto his prison term.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October;]

The 50-year old convict is serving a life sentence for killing an elderly Carroll County man and his daughter in 1975.

[SUPER=04-Today]

The victims' son and grandson told a FEDERAL judge today that the incident all-but destroyed his life. Bob Leonard was 16 at the time.
He managed to shoot Easter in the chest, but Easter got away.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:05]
[IN Q=When I shot]

((WHEN I SHOT, I MEANT TO KILL HIM, BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT HE'D DONE. I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME IF I DIDN'T KILL HIM FIRST. IT'S A MIRACLE I'M EVEN HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Leonard/Victim]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=even here today.]
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[VO-NAT]

Easter had sent an EX-con a letter, asking Edward Dehart, Junior, to rob Leonard and "beat the living hell out of" him.
"A couple shots in the knee caps would be nice..." Easter had written.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Judge Sam Wilson said today he considered the crime "unusually heinous and cruel." Easter's maximum prison term, under federal sentencing guidelines, would have been eight years.
After hearing Leonard's testimony, Judge Wilson sentenced Easter to serve TEN years in the FEDERAL pen, if Easter is ever released by the STATE parole board.

[Bedford-Cop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg teenager is facing attempted capital murder charges after he allegedly tried to run down a Bedford city police officer Monday night.
Authorities say they got a report of three men breaking into cars in the Judd Street area of the city around 11:45.
Two of them were arrested near the scene, but a third got away in a car.
Officer J.S. Stephenson spotted the vehicle a short time later and ordered the driver to stop.
That's when 18-year-old Anthony Marquette Jackson reportedly backed up and hit Stephenson, knocking him to the ground.
Jackson was arrested later that night in Bedford County.

[Sniper-Suspects]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammad]


Both trials in the Washington- area sniper shooting case will take place far away form the nation's capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A judge has decided the trial of 42- year- old John Allen Muhammad will be moved from Prince William County to Virginia Beach, about 200 miles from the scene of most of the shootings.
The trial of 18- year- old Lee Malvo was moved earlier.
Muhammed and Malvo are connected to 20 shootings, including 13 killings during a shooting spree last October.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


U-S military officials say there's been an apparent assassination in Iraq.
The pro- American mayor of a town in western Iraq has been killed along with one of his sons.
It's the latest in a series of attacks on Iraqis who are believed to be working with the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Al-Saydiya, Iraq;]


Also today, new attacks on U-S soldiers.
Witnesses say a landmine exploded beneath a U-S military vehicle, killing one soldier and injuring another.
The attack came a few hours after another U.S. soldier was killed and two others were wounded when a bomb exploded, as a convoy passed on a highway near Baghdad.
An eight- year- old Iraqi child also died in today's attacks.
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[Claudette-Aftermath]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=]


It may not have been a super strong category 5 hurricane, but Claudette managed to do a lot of damage in a fairly short time across southern Texas.
Manuel Gallegus shows us the aftermath of the storm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Port O'Connor, TX;]
[SUPER=01-Randy Stanley/Phone Worker;]
[SUPER=01-Petra Hockey/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, Port O'Connor, TX.]

(( IT'S CLEANUP DAY ALONG 261 MILES OF TEXAS COASTLINE.

SOT: LACEY LOWRY/RESIDENT

"THEY HAD A LOT OF DAMAGE HERE."
CLAUDETTE IS RESPONSIBLE.. A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE THAT PACKED A PUNCH.
80 MILE PER HOUR WINDS LEVELED MOBILE HOMES AND BROUGHT DOWN POWER AND PHONE LINES.

SOT: RANDY STANLEY/PHONE WORKER



(NATZ)


IN PORT O'CONNOR...RESIDENTS WERE OUT EARLY ...CLEARING UP THE MESS AND IN SOME CASES COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS.
THIS FAMILY BOARDED UP THEIR HOUSE AND RODE OUT THE STORM.

SOT: PETRA HOCKEY/PORT O'CONNOR RESIDENT.


TORRENTIAL RAINS AND A SEVEN FOOT STORM SURGE SANK SEVERAL BOATS AND CAUSED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN THE SMALL TOWN OF KEMAH.

(bridge)

WHILE CLAUDETTE DID NOT DEVASTATE THIS AREA IN THE WAY SOME HURRICANES CAN... SHE DID CLAIM TWO LIVES .

nat sot.


Track:DAMAGE ESTIMATES ARE ESTIMATED IN THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

AT 15 LEAST COUNTIES HAVE BEEN DECLARED DISASTER AREAS AND THAT NUMBER COULD RISE DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH RAIN FALLS TODAY.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, PORT O'CONNOR
))
[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, authorities arrest a former marine accused in the abduction of a 12 year old girl.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also we'll tell you why researchers believe that have made a remarkable discovery in the study of autism.
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[music up full] [comm1]

[Marine-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 12- year- old girl who's been missing since Saturday is now back home in England.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Authorities in Germany have arrested former U-S Marine Toby Studabaker, seen here in a black T-shirt.
31- year- old Studabaker disappeared with 12- year- old Shevaun Pennington .
Studabaker met the girl on the Internet. His arrest came after authorities involved in the search for Studabaker found child pornography downloaded onto a computer he'd used.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I would like to put on record]

((PETER MASON/GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE SUPERINTENDENT:THE OPERATION WAS CONDUCTED BY GERMAN POLICE, OURSELVES AND THE

FBI. I WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON RECORD NOW MY GREAT APPRECIATION FOR ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE AMERICAN AGENCIES, ESPECIALLY FBI IN ASSISTING US IN CONDUCTING OUR INVESTIGATION, CARRYING OUT ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS IN A FIRST CLASS MANNER. ))
[SUPER=01-Peter Mason/Greater Manchester Police Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=in a first class manner.]
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


Police plan to bring Studabaker back to England to be prosecuted.


[Autism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Healthcheck]


Estimates say that one out of five hundred children may have severe atuism.
It is a condition that is difficult to diagnose, but now doctors may now have found an early warning sign.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Eric Courchesne/Neuroscientist; :10]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Katz/Autism Psychologist; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN ]


((UNTIL NOW, TRYING TO DIAGNOSE AUTISM MEANT LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT A CHILD'S BEHAVIOR. A NEW FINDING SUGGESTS LOOKING EVEN EARLIER AT A CHILD'S BRAIN.
our study is the first to discover brain abnormalities in the first year of life in autism
RESEARCHERS AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO FOUND THAT WHILE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM HAVE SMALLER HEADS AT BIRTH THAN NORMAL CHILDREN, ACCELERATED GROWTH WITHIN THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF LIFE RESULTS IN A FAR LARGER THAN NORMAL BRAIN SIZE IN 90 PERCENT OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN.
21.22.35 the infants that showed the most rapid rate of growth turned out to be those who later had the more severe form of autism
WHY WOULD AUTISM BE INFLUENCED BY BRAIN SIZE?
21.24.50 we think that it must be something about brain structure that's being put together incorrectly, too rapidly, that leads to a more impaired outcome.
ENLARGED BRAIN SIZE CAN ALSO BE AN INDICATOR OF OTHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS HYDROCEPHALUS -- WATER ON THE BRAIN -- AND TUMORS, AND IT DOES OCCUR 6 PERCENT OF THE TIME IN HEALTHY CHILDREN.
SCIENTISTS SAY IT WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS AND A FEW MORE STUDIES BEFORE THE BRAIN GROWTH FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO EARLIER AND BETTER DIAGNOSIS IN THE FUTURE, BUT FOR NOW THE FINDINGS ARE EXCITING
it shows that you can catch these things much earlier. you can diagnose a lot earlier. 23.52.17 23.51.54 research has shown that the earlier that you get these kids into therapy // they don't have as many behavior problems as they get a little older.23.52.04
AND SO - THE LATEST MESSAGE FOR AUTISM AS WITH SO MANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS -- EARLY DETECTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN ))

[5-Jordan1]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-11 55:11]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


A Roanoke County teenager will soon become one of the youngest people in the nation to undergo a little- used treatment for crohn's disease.
Jordan Fifer hopes a stem cell transplant will give him a more normal life.
Joy Sutton explains in part one of a two part story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a needle we use to put]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;00]
[SUPER=07-Jordan Fifer;21]
[SUPER=01-Gary Fifer/Jordan's Dad;47]
[SUPER=01-Hope Fifer/Jordan's Mom;59]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Hart/Carilion Pediatric Gastroenterology;1:11]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=News 7]

((
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[NAT SOT1:23;19, JORDAN AT HOME TAPE]
[IN Q=This a needle we use to put]
((NAT SOT: THIS IS A NEEDLE WE USE TO PUT IN MY CHEST TO PUT MEDICINE IN AND TAKE OUT BLOOD))

[RUNS09]
[OUT Q=and take out blood]


13 year old Jordan Fifer has gotten use to taking several medications a day, drawing his own blood, and living with constant stomach pain. And that's not the worse of it. His Crohn's disease meant at times he couldn't even eat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT43:10]
[IN Q=A bad day for me might be staying home in the bed]

((A BAD DAY FOR ME MIGHT BE STAYING HOME IN BED USING THE BATHROOM A LOT. FEELING REALLY TIRED, FLU LIKE, AND HAVING A FEVER --RUNNING TO THE BATHROOM ALL THE TIME)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=running to the bathroom all the time]


Jordan is schedued to undergo a stem cell transplant at the end of the month at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. If it works it will give him a new immune system --and a life free of the disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:08:30]
[IN Q=You want to give your child the best shot]

(( YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST SHOT AND THE BEST FUTURE. JORDAN'S AT RISK FOR TERRIBLE THINGS IF HE DOESN'T HAVE THE BONE MARROW TRASNPLANT THE STEM CELL TRANSPLANT REALLY )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=the stem cell transplant really]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT53:43]
[IN Q=I want for him the thing that any mother]

((I WANT FOR HIM THE THINGS THAT ANY MOTHER WOULD WANT. I WANT HIM TO HAVE FRIEND AND PARTIES AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=all kinds of social activities]


Pediatric Gastroenterologist Michael Hart says Jordan has one of the worse cases of the inflammatory disease.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT50:55]
[IN Q=In Jordan's case because we had burnt]

((IN JORDAN'S CASE BECAUSE WE HAD BURNT OF ALL OUR BRIDGES AS FAR AS CONVENTIONAL THERAPY IS CONCERNED. WE HAD GO TO A DRASTIC INTERVENTION. BUT THERE WASN'T ANY OTHER OPTION TO GIVE HIM THE BEST CHANCE AT A NORMAL LIFE)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=chance at a normal life]


At least that has been the case for other children involved in the pre-clinical intervention trial of this treatment.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT54:04]
[IN Q=All of these children who underwent]

((ALL THESE CHILDREN WHO UNDERWENT THIS TRANSPLANT.. HAD BEEN ON I-V FEEDING DEPENDENDENT, LOTS OF SURGERY, LOTS OF AWFUL SYMPTOMS. AND THESE CHILDREN ARE CURED)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=are cured]


Jordan says he's ready for a new life.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT45:50]
[IN Q=I'm really eager to go]

((I'M REALLY EAGER TO GO BECAUSE WHEN I COME BACK I'LL BE ABLE TO EAT PIZZA AGAIN AND I'LL BE ABLE TO GO PLAY INDOOR SOCCER AGAIN HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=hopefully next year]))



[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Today on News 7 at 5, Joy will have more on Jordan's treatment and what is hoped it will do for him.

[AMLake-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC 3:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


American Electric Power's new plan to manage the shorelines along Smith Mountain and Leesville Lake is not pleasing everyone.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Last night, Franklin County's Board of Supervisors heard from some of those residents. It also heard from A-E-P. A company representative was on hand to brief the supervisors on the shoreline plan which was released to the public July third. Right now, the plan is ONLY a DRAFT and A-E-P says it's open to suggestions from the public until August 15th. Two public meetings are also scheduled next week for A-E-P to answer questions and take comments. But some residents and even one supervisor at last night's meeting say more time is needed.
(///sot///)
[sot01:17:25]
[in q= I think ]

((PAT BAILEY/HOMEOWNER; I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO LIMIT A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH WHICH CAN BE A GOOD THING BUT CAN ALSO HARM THE PROPERTY AT THE LAKE. )) ((CHARLES POINDEXTER: MORE TIME IS NEEDED TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER CYCLE AND MAKE ANOTHER CYCLE OF CHANGES AND I THINK WE'LL BE MUCH CLOSER. ))
[super=01-Pat Bailey/Homeowner; :00]
[super=01-Charles Poindexter/Franklin Co. Supervisor; :08]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=much closer. ]



[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=NONE]

An A-E-P spokesman says it's unlikely it will extend its deadline for suggestions. A-E-P says the comments it receives by mid- August will be evaluated by a committee that's helping to draft the shoreline plan. The company will then submit a FINAL draft to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at the end of August.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, Leo will let us know what the weather has in store for us.
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[VO-NAT ]

No matter what he says, it has to be better than the forecast for Europe where residents are struggling with a massive heat wave.
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[COMM BREAK #2]



[kudzu]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You either love or hate it.
And regardless of how you feel, there's nothing really you can do about it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill;]


We're talking about kudzu.
It is a vine the government planted throughout the southeastern United States back in the 1930's to help control erosion.
The problem is kudzu eventually grows over everything in its path from trees to telephone poles.
It is particularly a problem in places like Henry and Franklin Counties.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:26:25]
[IN Q=In the spring]

((TED GILLESPE/BOONES MILL POTTERY AND PRODUCE: IN THE SPRING IT IS A REAL PAIN THE BUTT. WELL, I'VE ALREADY CUT IT TWICE IN THE SPRING GETTING THAT STUFF OFF. WE SPRAYED IT AND CUT IT, EVERYTHING WE COULD DO THE BEST WE COULD DO.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Gillespe/Boones Mill Pottery & Produce]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=we could do]
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[VO-NAT]


The state spends nearly a hundred thousand dollars a year trying to eradicate kudzu, but with little success.
North Carolina however has found one alternative that appears to be working.
We'll tell you about that tonight on News 7 at six.
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[Europe-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The heat is on across Europe--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]


Sun- drenched tourists in Paris have been cooling down in fountains and open- air pools, as they take in the local landmarks.
The heat wave is worrying farmers and power company officials, but vacationers say they've come prepared.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We wear hats...]

((WE WEAR HATS, BUT THEY CAN GET VERY HOT, BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE HIGH NOW, SO THESE ARE QUITE GOOD, THE WIND BLOWS ALL AROUND."))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=wind blows all around.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frankfurt, Germany;]


Temperatures have also been on the rise in Germany.
But forecasters say incoming rains should help cool things down a bit.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [7/16/2003] [TWO SHOT]

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[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

[SUPER=#572;]

[CK/VIEWERNET;]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fed chairman Alan Greenspan says short- term interest rates will stay at their lowest level in more than four decades for "as long as it takes."
Further, he says the Fed could cut then even further to revive the sluggish economy.
Today Greenspan will complete his twice- yearly report to Congress, testifying before the Senate Banking committee. On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 60 points. The NASDAQ has lost 11.
[super=460-y/60/y/11;]


[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, a motorist learns why driving by the ballpark is not always a good idea,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and it takes some late heroics to do it, but the American League pulled off a win in last night's All Star game. We'll have the highlights after the break.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 20026TC]
[GRAPHIC=nascar]

NASCAR and Bill Simpson wouldn't speak a year ago.
Yesterday they settled their differences.. Simpson, the sport's main safety innovator and provider for many race teams was suing NASCAR for eight million dollars after one of his seatbelts was blamed for the death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2001; :00]

Simpson has always maintained that he didn't want NASCAR's money, just an apology for the way they handled the Death of the Dominator. The lawsuit has been completely dropped. Neither side will discuss the resolution, other than to say they both agree their energies can be better used other than in litigation.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Major League's finest got together last night in Chicago for the 74th all-star game. This time there would be no such thing as a tie. The winning league knew going in it would get home field advantage for the world series.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX; ;00]

The National League had former Ferrum great Billy Wagner on the mound with two outs and a three- run lead in the 7th.

But Jason Giambi crushed a pitch out of US Cellular Field to make it 6-to-4.
But Wagner got out of the inning, and the NL stars still had a two- run lead. With two outs in the 8th, Hank Blalock of the Texas Rangers came on as a pinch hitter.
He'lll take the Dodgers Eric Gagne deep and out of the yard in right.
[SUPER=35-National/6/American/7;]

The American League comes from behind last night to beat the NL stars 7-to-6.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[Graphic=Hold]


Anaheim outfielder Garret Anderson had a game-high three hits to win M-V-P honors.


[Homerun-Window]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A homerun derby is a "smashing" success in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Wayne, IN;]


All eyes- and a video camera-- were on high school senior Clayton Richard as he stepped up to the plate.
He's already won the titles of Indiana's "Mr. Baseball" and "Mr. Football."
Richard's first home run leave the field and nearly hits a truck.
But the SECOND one actually smashes through the window of a passing motorist.
The driver's a little startled, but keeps on going.
Richard was the eventual winner of the home run contest.
But next year he'll be focusing on football, playing quarterback at the University of Michigan.
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